Weekly Update: Week 40: September 26th-30th

Operations Update:

Warehouse Update: 
A number of our warehouse partners are experiencing delays inbounding inventory due to inventory surges and staffing shortages.  Industry wide, 67% of container detentions are driven by warehouse congestion.  Below, is an update by warehouse:

FDL (NJ)- Fond du Lac is now backed up by 48-72 hours.

Western (NJ)- Appointments are now being made up to 4-weeks out.

Sidekick (CA)- Delays into mid-October.

MMK (IL)- Currently receiving goods from Chilled and pushing off further transfer receipts until after the weekend. They are building in additional racking to handle Elenteny customers’ inventory.

CWE (CO)- Currently closed to new partner customers due to lack of space.

Koverly/Elenteny Webinar:  
Last week we announced a strategic FX partnership with Koverly to offer guaranteed best in market, no fee, foreign exchange rates.  Yesterday, we held a joint Webinar with Koverly, the replay of the webinar will be published in next week’s newsletter.

News to Know

Listen to Elenteny’s own Alexi Cashen discuss how brands can overcome supply chain disruptions and ensure their products reach the US market. Wine2Wine Business Forum

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Noticing more variety in bottle sizing? You’re not imagining it. Here’s Why You’re Seeing More Spirits in Different Bottle Sizes | Wine Enthusiast

Upcycling discarded grape skins into high end beauty products.  Brad Pitt launches skincare range using ingredients from Rhone Valley Vineyard

Port in Florida braces itself for a powerful hurricane. Port of Tampa Bay Gets Ready for Hurricane Ian